BioB.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2002M.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2004Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern University, 2009
"If you look 'fast' enough, you will find many fascinating phenomena in 3D printing."
Our team currently studies additive manufacturing processes and materials using synchrotron x-ray and other in situ/ex situ characterization tools. We are interested in understanding the physics underlying the energy-matter interactions and non-equilibrium material structural evolution involved in additive manufacturing processes. We also develop advanced metallic and composite systems via and/or for additive manufacturing.
Supervised by Prof. Vinayak Dravid and Dr. Jin Wang, my doctoral research at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory was focused on fabrication and characterization of nanostructured oxides. In 2010, I started my postdoc research at the X-ray Science Division (XSD) at Argonne, working on coherent electron scattering (with Dr. Murray Gibson) and coherent x-ray scattering (with Dr. Jin Wang) techniques. In 2012, I joined the Imaging Group of XSD as a staff scientist, developing and applying high-speed x-ray imaging/diffraction techniques for studying highly dynamic irreversible/non-repeatable material processes. In 2019, I started my academic career as an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of UVA.
Current team members:
- Zhongshu Ren (Fall 2020)
- Lin Gao (Spring 2020)
- Arthur Zhang (Fall 2020)
- Lilly Balderson (Fall 2021, co-advised by Prof. Opila)
- Kyle Mumm (Fall 2022)
- Kayla Blalack (Spring 2022)
- Duc-Lo Nguyen (Spring 2022)
- Zach Racine (Spring 2022, now master student at UVA)
Former team members (postdocs supervised in Argonne):
- Cang Zhao, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University
- Niranjan Parab, Process Engineer, Intel Corperation
- Sarah Wolff, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University